Our mission: Meeting the needs of a diverse community through music study, outreach and performance.


Our Offerings

Welcome to Evanston's Community Music School

Who We Are

The Musical Offering is a musical home for beginners to bloom and for more experienced musicians to explore their craft. We are proud of our process-oriented teaching philosophy, professional and friendly faculty, investments in local schools, and partnerships with arts organizations equally committed to making music more accessible to all. More at our About Us page.



Musings of a Transplanted Southerner on a Life in Music

October 2..The Dystopian Landscape

Learn about Rick Ferguson's schoolyear-long project with District 65 and Chute School.



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For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the The Musical Offering!



Holiday Musicale Recitals!

December 9, 10, and 16!

Our annual seasonal  showcase for our students is coming up soon.

Families: check with your teacher for your scheduled time. 



Music and The Brain:
Music as a Model of Neuroplasticity

If you missed Fall Orientation, our guest speaker Elaine (Ellie) Thompson from the Northwestern University's Auditory Neuroscience Lab has provided us a downloadble PDF of her presentation.

Click to download (note: file size is 14 MB).



Facebook Likes =
Donations to the MO from
Romano Brothers & Co.

This summer, Evanston-based Romano Brothers & Co. Wealth Management has selected The Musical Offering as this year's beneficiary in its campaign to get more Facebook likes.

Romano Wealth Management serves individuals, corporations, foundations, and trusts with investments in common stocks, tax exempt bonds, government securities, corporate bonds, and exchange traded funds (ETFs).

All you have to do is LIKE Romano Brothers' Facebook page, and they'll donate $5 per like to the MO! Share this on your page, encourage others to like our page and support The Musical Offering!




Come a Community Shopping Event to Raise Money for the MO!

Ten Thousand Villages - Evanston
719 Main Street, Evanston, IL 60202

(One block north of the MO)

Wednesday, December 6
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Put a dent in your holiday shopping with Ten Thousand Villages’ Fair Trade selection of hand-crafted jewelry, apparel, men’sand women’s gifts, spa products and home decor items.MO students will perform chamber music while you shop.
15% of sales that evening will be donated to The Musical Offering.